First Time In Bali, Indonesia – Best travel tips

Hello Friends,

 

A friend of mine asked me some advice and tips for traveling to Bali,  so I decided to write a post in English in my blog, for all people who is going for Bali, Indonesia, for the first time. Maybe you want some advices too.

 

Best time of year to take a vacation in Bali is between April and September. My Australian friends say that the month of March is very hot and in October you can have a few days of rain, but nothing that can stop  your tour, according to the report of my friends.

 

70 mapa ubud

 

The official currency in Bali is called Rupias. If you are Australian they have Commonwealth bank there.

 

Bali is an island (province) of the Republic of Indonesia and has a governor elected by the people and a legislative assembly. The capital is called Bali Denpasar. Bali is divided into 8 regions (regencies), which are Jembrana, Buleleng, Bangli, Tabanan, Badung, Gianyar, Klungkung and Karangasem.

 

This island has approximately 3.5 million inhabitants. The area urbanized is close to Denpasar, and in the other regions is dominated by agriculture, which is evident in the thousands rice paddy fields in Bali.

 

Despite the predominant religion in Indonesia is Muslim, in Bali over 80% of the population is Hindu. Religion and culture are literally one and so the festivals, events and ceremonies have religious influence. As I said the Balinese society is based on its religious precepts so tourists should always show respect, patience and tolerance.

 

Now let’s do what interests us most, practical tips for u spend the best vacation of your life!

 

31 visa

The visa will cost 35 American dollars for which person. The Visa last 30 days. They accept cash or Credit Card.

 

If you are staying more than 30 days you should arrange a visa outside the airport, at the immigration office, and must be taken 7 days before winning the first visa.

 

76 placa informação visa bali

 

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IF you need hospital you can choose one of this:

 

Bimb hospital

http://www.bimcbali.com/

 

Bali Royal Hospital

http://www.baliroyalhospital.co.id/

 

International SOS

https://www.internationalsos.com/locations/asia-pacific/indonesia

 

The embassy of Australia in Bali has a lot of medical information that Australian people needs for going to Bali:

http://bali.indonesia.embassy.gov.au/blli/medical.html

 

I hope you don’t need.

 

01 beaches

 

  • Nusa Dua

 

76 nusa dua aviao

 

 

 

76 nusa dua praia

 

 

Nusa dua cor da agua

 

 

  • Finn’s Beach Club

 

80 elevador finns beach bali

 

80 cardapio fins beach

 

80 foto finds beach pedras

 

  • Pandawa

75 pandawa beach

 

 

  • Kuta

 

69 praia kuta

 

 

 

  • Dreamland Beach

 

75 pedras e praia dreamland

 

 

  • Seminyak

 

  • Sanur

 

  • Jimbaram

 

  • Padang Padang

 

  • Tanjung Benoa

 

 

01 hotels and flats icone

 

  • Kuta 

 

The hotel in Kuta is more economic, and you will be near of all restaurants and shops. You can make your tours and come back to the hotel and still do a lot at night.

 

I stayed at Hard Rock Hotel and my kids loved! They have activities for kids and adolescents.

 

http://bali.hardrockhotels.net

 

 

68 buffet restaurante hotel hard rock bali

 

68 quarto hard rock cafe bali

 

68 piscina hard rock cafe cabanas

 

 

There is another hotels in Kuta, here more 4 for you to choose:

 

http://bdr.pphotels.com/

 

http://mercurekutabali.com

 

http://www.sheratonbalikuta.com/?&PS=LGEN_AA_DAPI_CGGL_TPRP&SWAQ=8CPE

 

http://www.kutaseaviewhotel.com

 

 

  • Nusa Dua

 

The hotel in Nusa Dua are the best!!! I think is the best place to stay in Bali is Nusa Dua.

 

Nusa Dua is more exclusive because it is a condominium of hotels.

 

http://www.puritirtavillas.com

 

http://www.awartaresorts.com

 

http://tanadewa.com/about/

 

http://www.stregisbali.com

 

http://www.conradbali.com

 

http://www.marriott.com.au/hotels/travel/dpscy-courtyard-bali-nusa-dua/

 

http://www.clubmed.com.au/cm/resort-bali-indonesia_p-14-l-AE-v-BALC-ac-vh.html

 

http://www.sofitel.com/hotel-cms/gb/hotel-deals/offers-910.shtml?xts=201912&xtor=SEC-708-GOO-[ppc-sof-mar-goo-id-gb-id-phr-sear-id-loc]-[sof-v7631-bali]-S-[sofitel%20bali%20nusa%20dua]&xtdt=23966899

 

http://www.novotel.com/hotel-cms/gb/pays/index_4468.shtml?xts=201912&xtor=SEC-706-GOO-[ppc-nov-mar-goo-au-gb-id-phr-sear-id-loc-6328]-[nov-v7631-bali-nusa_dua]-S-[novotel%20bali%20nusa%20dua]&xtdt=23966901

 

http://bali.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/offers.html

 

 

  • Seminyak

At Seminyak beach do you have good hotels too:

 

http://www.theseminyak.com

 

http://www.peppersseminyak.com/

 

  • Sanur Beach

And at Sanur Beach do you have good hotels too:

My friend stay at  Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel. And she loved, but it is not in front of the beach.

 

http://spph.pphotels.com/

 

http://www.santrian.com/griya/

 

http://www.mayaresorts.com/sanur/en/?gclid=CPyJwsych8cCFcsAvAodCxsNmg

 

  • Tanjung Benoa

 

There is a beach calle Tanjung Benoa (north of Nusa Dua) that have good places to stay:

 

http://www.mantrasakala.com/

 

http://www.santrian.com/

 

  • UBUD

You can stay at the mountains in UBUD, there is some the best hotels to stay in Bali/Indonesia:

 

http://www.thekayonresort.com

 

http://www.comohotels.com/comoshambhalaestate/

 

This is an economic suggestion in Ubud:

 

http://sulyyogasparetreat.com

 

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  • Beach Walk is a mall in Kuta with a lot of restaurants:

http://beachwalkbali.com

 

69 beach walk kuta

 

  • Sushitei

http://www.sushitei.co.id/

 

 

69 sushi tei bali

 

  • Hard Rock Cafe

http://www.hardrock.com/cafes/bali/

 

69 hard rock cafe

 

  • Jamie’s Italian

http://www.jamieoliver.com/italian/indonesia/restaurants/bali

 

69 jamies oliver rest bali

 

  • Surf and Turf

 

https://www.facebook.com/surfandturfnusadua

 

76 Surf Turf nusa dua

 

02 supermarkets

 

In Bali there about 2 grocery stores in each block away, so if you need something is very easy to find a mini market. And there is a Carrefour in Bali, and it is like 20 minutes from Kuta.

 

Here is a list of supermarkets you can find in Bali:

 

  • Carrefour

http://www.carrefour.co.id/

 

For all the mothers that is traveling with baby some photos of the products that are sell in Carrefour Bali:

 

79 mamadeiras carrefour bali

 

79 pampers carrefour bali

 

 

79 papinhas bali

 

  • Bintang Supermarket

http://bintangsupermarket.com

 

  • Hardy Nusa Dua

http://hardysnusadua.blogspot.com.au

 

  • Mini Mart

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mini-Mart-Kuta/181492531861772?rf=321789497859956

 

  • Indomaret

http://indomaret.co.id/mitra/hubungi-kami.html

 

 

01 traditional tour icone

 

 

  • Barong and Kris Dance

 

71 ticket e fotos barong dance

 

 

  • Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in UBUD

 

72 ticket floresta macacos

 

 

72 barraca vende bananas

 

 

72 diversas fotos floresta macacos

 

  • Kintamani to see the volcano.

 

74 foto vulcao e lago juntos

 

 

 

74 restaurante batur sari conta

 

 

74 frutas kintamani

 

  • Rice Fields

 

72 plantacao de arroz voltando ubud

 

  • Bali Safari & Marine Park (it is 105 American dollars )

http://www.balisafarimarinepark.com/

81 bali safari marine park

 

 

  • Elephant Safari Park & Lodge

http://www.elephantsafariparklodge.com/

 

 

If you need a car rental tour service with a English speaker driver you can call Krisna. His phone is + 62 81916553289, you can send a whatsapp to him and schedule your trip with him. He can also works like a taxi if you need. He made all the tours if me and my family.

 

71 krisna taxista bali

 

There is a thousands of tours to do in Bali, the taxi driver that I pointed out has a folder with all the tours that u can do. There are several beaches, temples, market places, to visit in Bali. Surely one week will be short to know everything that exists in Bali.

 

01 warnings icone

Don’t drink the water of the tap. Don’t wash or tooth if the water of the tap. Always use spring water.

Use repellent to go to forests.

 

 

I hope you have a blessed trip !

 

Xoxox

 

Emiliana

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